Choosing the perfect Hampshire or Dorset wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in Hants and Dorset including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.
Take a look at Hampshire or Dorset wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.
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Your wedding day is a time to get lost in the true magic of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you’re dreaming of a small, intimate ceremony or a large family gathering, our beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding spaces can be tailored to suit your wishes. Overlooking the breathtaking New Forest countryside, our venue is the perfect spot for your nuptials - from the ceremony itself to the all-important photographs.
We are here to help create the Wedding of your dreams.
We offer two unique and exceptionally distinct venues that are available exclusively. Our venues are filled with character and striking surroundings proposing some of the finest views in Portsmouth. Our kitchen brigade has developed bespoke menus and delicious cuisine that is locally sourced and elegantly presented.
Amazing Wedding Venue in Bournemouth
We have a fabulous range of pricing offers and packages available here at the Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel. A lovely wedding venue that can cater for wedding parties, receptions and civil ceremonies.
Chesil House provides an exquisite location with secluded gardens, stunning riverside views and beautifully appointed rooms – nestled in the heart of Winchester – a perfect setting for your special day.
God’s House Tower (GHT) is a stunning multi-purpose venue at the south eastern entrance to Southampton’s historic and beautifully-preserved Old Town, located at Town Quay Road on the edge of the city centre. Set within the city’s medieval defensive walls, GHT offers a unique glimpse into Southampton’s past, and after an extensive and sensitive refurbishment is now thriving in its present day incarnation as a cutting-edge arts, heritage and events venue.
With a few weekends still available for 2023, Hale Park is an exclusive wedding venue in the South of England. A stately home that was built as a home but with the space and flexibility to allow you to transform this blank canvas creating a day that is yours alone. With few restrictions, Hale Park can be the honouring of your union and your treat for your friends, making a memory to last forever.
As you travel down the tree-lined driveway and catch your first glimpse of the elegant 17th-century mansion house, you'll know you've arrived somewhere special. Set in 35 acres of parklands, Highfield Park is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Whether it's an outdoor ceremony or indoor reception, the day is yours.
Key West is a beautiful, unique venue located at the end of Bournemouth Pier. Transformed from a stunning theatre, Key West is now a one-of-a-kind coastal wedding setting with panoramic coastal views.
Key West's position, 200 metres out to sea, at the end of the iconic Bournemouth Pier offers unrivalled views that will take your breath away. A spectacular circular venue, spacious dance floor and large panoramic windows allow you to indulge in the magnificent bay views.
The perfect location for your special events and celebrations. Fully flexible space offering private dining rooms, the Sawmill Restaurant, and the grandeur of our 16th Century Barn. Our culinary team will develop a bespoke menu, befitting to your event.
Whether you are looking for a unique place for your wedding or event, or a cafe to enjoy some delicious local treats, we have the perfect place for you.
You can be certain of a warm and friendly welcome at our venues where customers come back again and again.
We appreciate that each couple will want different things for their special day. So whether you want a small and intimate ceremony or a larger event, we’re here to help you organise your perfect day.
Your dedicated Wedding Coordinator will ensure we can cater for all your needs so you don’t need to worry about a thing.
At Romsey Golf Club we have a warm and friendly team of staff to ensure that your event runs to plan in the most efficient and courteous manner.
We pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for your special day. Stunning views, unique location Personally designed quotes for your special day. Your vision, your style, your day. We make it happen.
Sandford Springs Hotel and Golf Club is located in the beautiful Hampshire countryside between Newbury & Basingstoke, offering the perfect setting for your wedding day.
Your wedding tells the story of you as a couple, whisking you and your guests off on a whistle-stop tour of your life together. One thing’s for certain, you’ll want it to be memorable.
The Crown Hotel is situated in the picturesque market town of Blandford Forum, with views of the River Stour’s water meadows and the historic town. For centuries, it has been a haven for couples celebrating one of the most important days of their lives.
If you’re thinking of tying the knot, The Kings Arms in Christchurch was recently named Dorset's number one wedding venue (by Hitched.com) and offers an idyllic setting in Dorset for your dreamy New-England style wedding.
The Royal Maritime Hotel & Club
Tie the knot at this one-of-a-kind venue and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the maritime city. Situated in Old Portsmouth, close the historic dockyard and Gunwharf Quays, the Royal Maritime Hotel & Club is steeped in history and provides an original setting for a wedding with a difference.
The Seaview Hotel is the perfect venue for a boutique wedding on the Isle of Wight. Fall in love with the romance of Seaview, discover beautiful Beaches, stunning sunsets and, together, make memories to last a lifetime.
Situated only a stone’s throw from the sea, the incredible Seagrove and Priory Bay are right on our doorstep.
Where more magical than our barn, hidden amongst the trees of a private wooded estate, to host a woodland wedding?
Set in the heart of Winchester and steeped in medieval history, Winchester College offers bespoke wedding receptions to provide you with unforgettable experience in one of the most stunning and distinguished venues in the South of England.
Tied the knot at The Seaview Hotel
Located on the Isle of Wight in the picturesque sailing village of Seaview, The Seaview Hotel is a classic British venue that has expanded and grown over the years. The charming little village has a nostalgic feel, as only a little has changed since the 50s. The Solent teems with various charming and delightful boats during the summer, including the historic Seaview Mermaids – some are more than 100 years old and still sail today! Out of season, the place has an appealing and unspoiled charm.
Posted: 30 May 2023
Chesil House is our wedding venue of the week
Chesil House is a must-see hidden gem in the heart of Winchester. Set on the banks of the River Itchen, the stunning 19th-century venue provides an idyllic setting for magical weddings. The stunning views from the deck overlooking the fast-flowing tributary and private garden will wow guests. With secluded gardens, stunning riverside views and beautiful rooms, it offers a wealth of enchanting spaces for special events.
Posted: 23 May 2023
Chesil House in Winchester is now offering outdoor weddings
Nestled in the heart of Winchester, Chesil House is a must-see hidden gem now offering al fresco nuptials! Set on the banks of the River Itchen, the stunning 19th-century venue provides an idyllic setting for magical weddings. The head gardener works hard to maintain the stunning gardens, which can now offer a colourful and beautiful backdrop to memorable ceremonies. A major feature of the space is the tributary flowing throughout the venue, creating an incredibly natural look and feel. Rustic handmade garden benches allow loved ones to witness the "I dos" in this wonderful environment
Posted: 16 May 2023
Discover weddings at Botley Park Hotel & Spa
Botley Park Hotel & Spa offers the ideal setting for all types of weddings, with unrivalled elegance at every turn. The venue offers seven different locations for ceremonies, which can accommodate between 40 to 350 loved ones. The Hawthorne Suite is popular for intimate nuptials with 60 people for the vows and wedding breakfast. For larger events, the Fair Oak Suite can host up to 280 for the "I dos" and 300 in the evenings. Couples can book to visit the on-site spa before their big day, which offers multiple ELEMIS treatments to calm those last-minute nervous and pamper nearlyweds – it's the ideal location to relax and unwind.
Posted: 9 May 2023
County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day. In December 2022, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a relaxing spa day for two!' and the winners were nearlyweds Laura and Antoni. The lucky pair enjoyed a day at The Spa at Ardencote, a luxury four-star wedding venue in Warwickshire, including a 55-minute Elemis treatment, light lunch and full access to the award-winning spa facilities worth £130!
Posted: 17 April 2023
Discover The National Museum of the Royal Navy's new wedding offer
With unique historic venues for an unforgettable big day, The National Museum of the Royal Navy is getting ready to refresh its wedding offer. To launch this offer, a special wedding fair is being held at the Grand Magazine at the Explosion Museum in Gosport. The Grand Magazine itself is a part of Priddy's Hard, formerly a Naval Armaments depot. The space offers beautiful vaulted ceilings, Georgian wood flooring, and views across Portsmouth Harbour. Best of all prospective couples can come and see it for themselves at the launch event.
Posted: 4 April 2023
Check out RNLI College's new wedding favours
RNLI College's new range of charity wedding favours is a meaningful and ethical way for couples to thank guests for the love and support on their special day. Overlooking Holes Bay, the RNLI College is a bright and modern venue with a fabulous waterfront setting on the edge of Poole Harbour. The venue is perfect for weddings, with licensed spaces for ceremonies and stunning reception areas. With the charity wedding favours, couples will not only give guests a memento of their day, but those the venue rescue the chance to say "I do" one day.
Posted: 14 March 2023
Highfield Park is the perfect settings for weddings in Hampshire
Set among the beautiful rolling hills of Watership Down in Hampshire, Sandford Springs offers the perfect setting for weddings with spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The scene is set from the moment couples drive down the tree-lined driveway to the magnificent clubhouse. Its elegant interior and landscaped grounds provide a winning combination and a romantic setting for memorable occasions. Ceremonies can take place in The Clockhouse Suite with 100 people. The space offers plenty of natural lighting, views of the 27-hole golf course and boasts traditional oak beams.
Posted: 9 March 2023
Discover the new wedding venue in Southampton
The team at The Wonder House Group has opened their first venue, The Bugle.Located overlooking Southampton's Royal Pier, the stunning venue offers the ideal setting for events and getaways. With breathtaking surroundings, old-world elegance and modern touches, what location could be better for weddings? With space to accommodate 104 loved ones with more capacity for standing guests, the five-storey townhouse has three event spaces, eight bedrooms and a fully stocked late-night basement bar.
Posted: 2 March 2023
Unique theatre venues for your vows and and bows!
Finding the wedding venue of your dreams can be a difficult task, especially if you're looking for something with a little less traditional with a little more drama. According to Google trend data, searches for 'unique wedding venues' have seen an uplift of 769% in the last month, and more specifically, searches for 'theatre weddings' have risen by an enormous 1250%. SeatPlan reveal the most unique, musical, dramatic, and theatrical wedding venues around the UK, so you can be centre stage and in the spotlight on your big day.
Posted: 1 March 2023